Lady Liberty

The 13 Year Journey of the 9/11 Museum’s First Artifact

Lady Liberty outside of the Battalion 9 firehouse in September, 2001. Photographer unknown. Lady Liberty outside of the Battalion 9 firehouse in September, 2001. Photographer unknown.

Lady Liberty was the 9/11 Memorial Museum's first large artifact. “It may have started out as a gesture to one firehouse, but it performed as a collective alter of grief and respect,” Chief Curator Jan Ramirez said. “It is the co-mingling of shock, pride and compassion all tied up in tributes to the most famous of New York City icons. There isn’t anything more symbolic of New York City than the Statue of Liberty.”  Read more »

Tech Innovations Expand 9/11 Memorial Reach

A 9/11 Memorial Museum design study of vigils and gatherings. (Thinc Design with Local Projects) A 9/11 Memorial Museum design study of vigils and gatherings. (Thinc Design with Local Projects)

National September 11 Memorial & Museum uses technology solutions and innovation to share mission of education and history with the world.  Read more »

‘Lady Liberty’ Event Program Captures History, Pride

This is the third and final story in a three-part series featuring words from ephemera collector Michael Ragsdale.  Ragsdale has been a collector of New York City event-specific paper ephemera and autographs since 1997.  He started collecting the items for fun while working as a cameraman capturing various events for  C-SPAN and others. Ragsdale hobby took  a new direction on the morning of September 11, 2001, when he began two aftermath-related collecting efforts, both important and unique.  Read more »

Lady Liberty Replica is centerpiece for 9/11 teaching tools

The extraordinary artifact, “Lady Liberty,” is brought to life online through technology allowing users to learn more about the tributes and memorials placed on the replica that once stood outside a firehouse on Eighth Avenue and West 48th Street in Manhattan.  Following 9/11, the Lady Liberty replica, which measures more than 10 feet, was adorned with police uniform patches, miniature U.S. flags, letters of encouragement and other tributes and memorials.The online application was designed by  Read more »

Commemorative art will be used to educate youth about 9/11

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum has collaborated with the September 11th Education Trust and the Social Studies School Service to create commemorative education resources showcasing the many ways people chose to respond to 9/11 through art  Read more »